Lexington Hospice House Marks One Year Anniversary of Care
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Agape Staff
Agape Hospice House Lexington is marking its one year anniversary of offering unconditional love, comfort and compassionate end of life care in a home like setting. Located at 128 Library Hill Lane the Agape Hospice House & Suites is Lexington County’s residential hospice house and in-patient facility.
The free-standing, 15,389 square foot, spacious residential center with all private suites was specifically designed to accommodate patients facing complex end-of-life issues, such as pain management, symptom control and medical procedures. The hospice house features private rooms equipped with comfortable beds, sleeper recliners for family members, flat-screen TVs with cable access, computer/Internet access, a spacious common living room, reflection room, and a bright sun room.
“South Carolina does not require Agapé to provide hospice house care as a condition of our license,” stated Theresa Younis, CEO, “But our mission guides us to provide exceptional end-of-life care, and all appreciate that they can receive this specialized care in serene, uncomplicated surroundings. It is important for hospice patients to receive care, specific to their unique needs, in a tranquil atmosphere, close to their loved ones.”
Our blanket and towel warmers allow us to literally wrap your loved one in a blanket of care. The anxiety, worry and physical burden of care is completely lifted from the family allowing them to emotionally support their loved ones. The Agapé Hospice House offers peace of mind for families in knowing everything is being done for maximum emotional, physical and spiritual comfort of the patient.
Since opening, the Agape Hospice House has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This accreditation is above and beyond routine DHEC licensing and through this process Agapé has demonstrated its commitment to exceeding rigorous national standards for quality and safety as well as providing exceptional care.
In 2010, Holli McGee lost her mother to cancer and now is an ambassador for the Lexington Hospice House. On a cold November evening in November of that same year, Holli stood on the Statehouse steps at a celebration of life ceremony known as "Life Blooms Eternally" and summed up what hospice had meant to her and her family. "Agapé Hospice was there for us; they wrapped their arms around our family and helped us through the dark times. Like the umbrellas' here tonight, Agapé Hospice sheltered us from a storm. I will always remember their support, their loving care they gave to my Mother, Emma McGee."